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Research Librarian, Federal Reserve Board, Washington DC


This research librarian position (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will serve on the Board Research Library’s Research Team. The librarian will join three experienced, customer-service oriented librarians who answer reference questions and conduct research that fuels the economic analysis and policy work of the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. This librarian position blends business reference skills needed to respond quickly to economists’ research requests as well as instructional and marketing skills to promote the use of library applications and services. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research, policy, and supervisory work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of other professionals at all levels of the organization. This position is particularly rewarding because the answers we provide help contribute to U.S. monetary policy research and decision-making.


Salary offered is commensurate with experience within the following grades:

FR-24    $87,900-$134,900

FR-25    $101,400-$161,100


Address reference questions received at our onsite library information desk and remote email reference service Conduct reference interviews to connect Board staff with books, journals, news, and data that best fit the information need Build custom bibliographies and resource guides for the library’s website using targeted database search strategies Promote the use of library applications and research resources through the creation of instructional materials and training sessions

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of professional experience as a reference librarian
  • Attention to detail in building search queries and providing accurate information in response to questions
  • Tenacity to continue searching until the most accurate information is found
  • Creativity in exploring multiple approaches to finding information and solving problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with internal customers and provide clear, concise answers to research questions
  • Customer service mindset ensuring prompt follow-through on research requests in a fast-paced environment
  • Learning agility to leverage new information resources and technology in support of the library’s mission
  • Please include a cover letter and a resume with your application

Desired Qualifications:

  • Subject matter knowledge of business research and data resources (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting subscription services) is preferred
  • Experience with modern library technology such as library management systems, content management systems, citation software, and website design software
  • Interest in providing information and data literacy instruction and creating instructional materials in both onsite and virtual or digital formats

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